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Catholic Recipe: Green Beans and Onions in Cream


  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) whole green beans
  • 1 can (16 oz.) small white onions
  • 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Serves: 8

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+



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Following the food pyramid, it's important to have green vegetables even at the Thanksgiving meal. Here's an easy, traditional way to serve green beans.


Drain 2 cans (1 pound each) whole green beans; boil liquid rapidly until reduced to 1/2 cup; add drained beans. Drain 1 can (1 pound) small white onions; add. Season with 3 tablespoons butter or margarine; salt and pepper to taste. Add 1/2 cup heavy cream; heat to serving temperature.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965